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  1. The Other Critics
    Gold Mines Cortez To Find Shrunken Small Plates; Rodell Rousts Chatty Waiter andElsewhere, Brad A. Johnson eats a bunch of tacos in Dana Point.
  2. The Other Critics
    Rodell Wrassles Down Black Hogg; Gold Tackles Tex-Mex at Bar AmaElsewhere, Brad A. Johnson suggests skipping the tasting menu and goling straight for the escargot shumai at Charlie Palmer.
  3. The Other Critics
    Rodell Adores The Austrian Authenticity of BierBeisel; Gold Jumps Aboard BestiaBernhard Mairinger’s European sensibilities and training net his restaurant three stars from L.A. Weekly.
  4. Umami Ubiquity
    Umami Burger Launching Irvine LocationComing to the Irvine Spectrum Amphitheater, this will be the fourteenth location ion the series of Japanese-kissed burger joints.
  5. Closings
    The Bruery Shuttering Its Tasting Room in Old Towne OrangeA 30% off fire sale is being offered this week.
  6. The Other Critics
    J. Gold Stands Beside Spago; Besha Rodell Thinks Cortez Is Killing ItThe Echo Park locavore avoids being just “a parody of 2012 and of everything Chang was deriding in his figs-on-a-plate comment.”
  7. The Other Critics
    Gold Meets Sqirl; Besha’s Back at SpagoIn other news, Brad A. Johnson finds both stumbles and success stories at Stonehill Tavern.
  8. The Other Critics
    Brad A. Johnson Kicks Off O.C. Register ReviewsThe James Beard-winning writer lists his battle scars and takes a stab at the bloggerati.
  9. Empire Building
    Sprinkles Ice Cream Stretching to NewportCupcake ATMS are also due for Las Vegas and Atlanta.
  10. Caffeinated Combat
    Obsessive Coffee Connoisseurship Gets Experimental at Costa Mesa’s TheorumReservations-only tastings go heavy on scientific equipment and intensely researched history.
  11. Empire Building
    Red O Bound For Orange CThe Rick Bayless-involved restaurant will open next year in Newport Beach.
  12. Openings
    The Lime Truck Opens TLT Food, Now Serving WestwoodThe restaurant’s menu includes carnitas nachos, charred bok choy, and pork belly BLTs.
  13. The Other Critics
    James Beard Winner Brad A Johnson Moves to OC Register
  14. Openings
    Joseph Mahon Opening Permanent Burger Parlor on SundayThe former Bastide chef returns with his Lasorda burgers, “Chip Shot,” and cereal milk shakes.
  15. Blehtacular
    Slater’s 50/50 Puts Two Glazed Doughnuts Around Its Bacon PattiesThe burger is only offered over breakfast until the end of the year.
  16. Truckin’
    Introducing Rastarita, The First Mobile Margarita TruckThe truck plans to cover Southern California with sweet, sticky libations.
  17. Chick-Fil-A
    Chick-fil-A Opening Marred by Youth Protests in Laguna HillsMeanwhile, the owner of the Hollywood branch, a friend of CEO Dan Cathy’s, is trying to stem the controversy form hitting his front door.
  18. The Other White Meat
    Matt Molina Joining Fourteen O.C. Chefs at Pig Out 1.0Each chef will prepare pork dishes to match mixologists’ best efforts.
  19. Let Them Eat Foie
    Where to Find Foie Gras in Southern CaliforniaUsing loopholes and clever dodging, the forbidden delicacy is still to be found in the Southland.
  20. Openings
    What to Eat at Joseph Mahon’s Early Bird, Opening Next Week in FullertonThe former Bastide chef will offer breakfast and lunch to Orange County.
  21. Let Them Eat Foie
    San Clemente Cafe The First To Flagrantly Flout Foie Gras BanChef Antoine Price says he’s ready to go to jail for the delicacy.
  22. Beef
    Miffed Orange County Chef Bites Back at The L.A. TimesDavid Slay of Park Avenue sets the record straight on Stanton dining.
  23. Theme Parks
    Knotts Turns Its Food Up a KnottchThe theme park actually started as entertainment for people waiting in line at a restaurant.
  24. Openings
    California Adventure Revives Carthay Circle TheatreDisneyland’s newest fine-dining venue is a faithful recreation of the demolished Mid-City legend.
  25. Ubiquitous Umami
    Umami Burger Coming to Pasadena, Opening Wednesday in Laguna BeachThe forthcoming Old Town location takes its minimalist inspiration from the nearby Apple Store.
  26. Disneyland Dining
    Downtown Disney Sippin’ on Uva, Re-Open by Patina on June 7The menu at this Spanish-style bar already sounds better than Disney’s creepy $25,000 members-only supper club.
  27. Blehtacular
    Carl’s Jr. Puts Meta ‘Ice Cream Brrrger’ To The TestOf course, it looks much cooler in promo pics.
  28. Empire Building
    Surfas Considering O.C. Mall Location?An employee of the restaurant supply store says an announcement is due, possibly as soon as next week.
  29. The O.C.
    Fig & Olive Headed Towards Fashion IslandThese days a restaurant may have not really made it until it shows up in Orange County.
  30. Openings
    Umami Burger Ubiquity Officially Spreads to O.C., Launches Tandoori BurgerAdam Felischman opens SoCal’s seventh Umami outpost, and the first for Orange County.
  31. Mediavore
    Celine Dion Now Owns Iconic Canadian Deli; FDA Mulls Ban on BPAThe singer is part of a group that purchased Schwartz’s Deli in Montreal.
  32. Look Who’s Popping Up
    Pascal Olhats Plans Pop-Up in His Own Restaurant to Keep Tradition AliveThe chef plans a 26-seater in Newport’s Fashion Islands, to serve signatures three nights a week.
  33. Beef
    Dissed Santa Ana Chef Fires Back on Yelp: ‘Burn in Hell’Owner Jason Quinn admits David Chang’s chicken is probably better than his, but can’t stomach insults towards his family.
  34. The Chain Gang
    Chick-fil-A Responds to Racist Receipts in Orange CountyThe chicken chain addresses an incident in Orange County where receipts labeled “Ching” and “Chong” were given to two students of Asian heritage.
  35. Airport Dining
    What, No Emilio Estevez Special?Yup, the hockey team inspired by a Disney film is inspiring a bar and restaurant.
  36. Empire Building
    London’s Tamarind Opens This Monday in Newport BeachThe Indian import will prepare authentic slow-cooked curries and tandoori dishes, as well as some market-lead creativity.
  37. Empire Building
    Pitfire Pizza is Flying South to Costa MesaThe new location will have guests watching the pizzas being made on an outdoor patio.
  38. Crime Scenes
    O.C. Doctor Breaks Bad at StarbucksAlvin Ming-Czech Yee illegally sold painkillers at a handful of the coffee chain’s stores preceding his indictment.
  39. Rants
    O.C. Feels Snubbed by Zagat…AgainIs Nancy Luna expecting a little too much from the irresolute guidebooks?
  40. Coming Soon
    Indian Food For the MassesA new fast-casual Indian chain will launch first location in Orange County.
  41. Mediavore
    The Country Continues to Get Fat; Local Food Pantries Stressed By DemandIn a grim new report, it turns out Colorado is the only state with an obesity rate below 20%.
  42. Openings
    The Deck Opens at Pacific Edge, Forwarding The Trend of Beach CuisineMichael Ingrino scoured U.S. beach cities to come up with a menu that melds with the stunning beachfront dining patio.
  43. Strip Search
    Strip Search: 9000 Block of Bolsa Ave. Little Saigon, WestminsterWhere to find Northern Viet specialties, hot loaves of stunning tofu, and the intimidating delicacy balut in Orange County.
  44. R.I.P.
    Eat Chow Co-Owner Eric Doran Dies in Car CrashThe esteemed O.C. chef was driving a Model A to a classic car show when he was hit from behind on the 101.
  45. Taco Town
    Danny Trejo Plans His Own Taco Shop in O.C.The tough-guy actor certainly makes a stronger celebrity endorsement for Mexican food than Wee-Man.
  46. Crime Scenes
    Garden Grove Seeks To Control Its Lingerie CafesThink Royal/T with better coffee and without the thin veneer of “cosplay.”
  47. Booze News
    O.C. Trades Its Fall Restaurant Week For More BoozeO.C. Wine Week and O.C. Beer Week take the place of another restaurant week.
  48. TV Land
    Seinfeld Helps Convict Escape the Horrors of Jail SalamiClaiming he honors “Festivus,” a convicted drug dealer gets his hands on Kosher meals for two months.
  49. Truckin’
    Food Truck Fests Jumping A Giant Orange Shark Down SouthO.C. Weekly labels paid-entrance food festivals as a trend they want to see go away.
  50. Taco Town
    Taco Asylum To Twist Trends in Costa MesaA new O.C. restaurant will serve craft beer and octopus tacos.
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